Saturday, August 30, 2014


Each year I go to a wonderful stamping retreat organized by my friend, Heather. Everyone who attends makes a "shoebox" project for everyone else to make during the week-end. This was my project this year. I was so tickled at figuring out this fun design and hope you like it too!
 A donut die-cut from onyx shimmer cardstock starts the fun that is this card. First you cut the donut die cut in half. Punch holes with the small side of the crop-a-dile and thread some Mermaid baker's cording through and tie. The woo hoo girl is stamped with memento tuxedo black on sugar, colored with copics and cut out. She fits perfectly in the hole in the center of the "donut". The cording is glued to her hands and her legs are glued to the donut. Stamp the branch and attach the cording to it. I glued the top of the cording and then glued the bows on top. The swing is popped up so it looks like she's swinging forward. The grass is cut from lime cardstock and attached to finish off the front. 
Here's the inside stamped in Lime ink.

Copics used:
Skin: E50, E51
Hair: E53, E55, E59
Dress: RV14, RV21
Shirt: YG23

Stamp sets:
Woo Hoo For You
Seasonal Branch
You're My Fave

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderfully creative day!! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bathing Beauty in Paris

Several have been playing around with the Bathing Beauties stamp set by adding clothes and setting up scenes. This is my first attempt and it was so fun! I placed her in Paris with the C'est La Vie stamp set. I have some other ideas that I want to try too. :)

So, my bathing beauty got paper-pieced with fiesta 6X6 paper and I freeformed a skirt to put over her swimsuit. A simple a-line always works, doesn't it? :) I added a mini blooms flower die cut and glitter to her swim cap to make it more of a night out turban and since she was barefoot, I cut up a mini blooms die cut to make cute high heeled shoes for her. It's the stem and first turn of the leaf :) A little french roast glitter on the waist band and neckline finished it off. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


A sweet Parisienne scene thank you card. And, it's topped off with the new mini bow die! Love this tiny bow! And, doesn't it look fabulous in this lay-out? I love it! In fact, I love this Navy, Grass and Kraft combo, don't you? I added touches of navy petite pinstripe and navy petite polka dot to finish it off, as well as inking the kraft layer with grass ink after stamping the scene in Navy.
After I stamped the kraft layer, I opened up the card and stamped the inside with the same scene. So, ink once and stamp twice and you get a great shadow layer which is light enough to add your French thank you (merci) on top.
I also made this same card with the August paper pack. I love this version too with the cherry, onyx and kraft cardstocks too. :) I played around with a sugar mini bow and added some glitter to the edges and the center to see how it would look. I like the idea of it but might try some other options. :)

Here's the inside.

What do you think of my Parisienne thank you cards? Which color combo do you like better?

Want to make your own? You can  - here's where you get the supplies:

Have a most wonderful day and thanks for visiting my blog!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome Little One - Snap Card turned Baby Card!

A baby girl card that is quick and easy to make. It starts with a snap card. What is a snap card you say? It's a scrapbooking item that's perfect for pocket scrapbooking and traditional scrapbooking. This one is the 3" X 4" card and it comes in a 48 card pack. That's right - 48!! And, it's double-sided! And, they're $3.99. Here's the baby girl 3"X4" set:
So, I mentioned that these were great for scrapbooking but they're also great for cardmaking. I took one of the snap cards, layered it on wasabi polka dot and bubblegum cardstock and popped it  up on a layer of everything's rosy paper and a bubblegum cardstock base. After tying some blush baker's cording around the cardfront, some diamond glitter was added to the snap card. Easy Peasy! And, matched the baby album perfectly that was filled with 3X4, 4X6 snap cards and matching stickers!

I've got some birthday and wedding snap cards that I'll be playing with sometime for cardmaking. Should be fun!

Have a happy day!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I Like Big Cups And I Cannot Lie!

 Here's another coffee card with the August paper pack. Here's the outside and the inside. What do you think? The dies are from Perk Up and the sentiment is from Need to Venti. Are you smiling right now? I can't make this card without smiling at the sentiment (and singing along too - lol!). Am loving this paper combo and hope you are too.
This was one of my August card class cards. It was mostly assembly with just a bit of stamping with versafine ink. So fun!

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thanks a Latte

 Another coffee card! You might see a lot of these because I love these new sets! And, the matching dies are FABULOUS!! This is from Perk Up. The mini bow was added on top because it's just so cute! This is an A1 card and the front is a little smaller than the back so that you can see the red strip when the card is closed!

This is also made from the August paper pack. Such a great combo! What's the August paper pack? Check out my last blog post by clicking here! :)
And, here's the inside. How cool is this?! Simple but great and the sentiment and fonts are awesome, don't you think?!

Have a wonderfully creative day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Love You More Than Coffee...

I love this sentiment, don't you?! What a hoot! This is from the Need to Venti set which has all kinds of great expressions. The matching die set is so super cute, as you can see. And three heart twinkle stickers fit perfectly on the band and add a fun element to coordinate with the sentiment! And, isn't the mini bow awesome?!

I adore our bow dies - so easy to put together. They're one piece!! You just notch, push and wrap the center band around and you have a perfect bow - every time!  Since our paper is one-sided, you can either have white tails or you can trim off the tails and flip them and glue to the back of the bow. Or, you can turn the bow over and use it backwards with the tails in the front. :)

Here's the inside. Simple and clean for you to write your message to the recipient. And, another coffee cup die is the straight cup - which you can use for all kinds of glass types for a variety of cards. :)

I'm going to be offering some special paper packs for the fall. Here's the August paper pack. It's $8.75 + tax and shipping. The paper pack has four sheets of each of the five papers or 20 sheets total. I love this combo and it would work for so many different stamp sets. :) E-mail me if you're interested as this offer is not in my webstore.

On a totally different note, for those that I follow on blogs. I hope to get caught up on my blog hopping in September. I'm woefully behind but am looking forward to your amazing creativity and inspiration!!

Have a wonderfully creative day!